An anonymous car enthusiast has successfully bid for the Ferrari Testarossa, which had previously been dubbed the most important car in the world.
The Testarossa went for a total of £24.1 million, making it the most expensive car ever to be sold in Britain, beating the previous holder of the title by nearly £2 million, telegraph.co.uk reports.
The 1957 model was the second ever prototype to be produced and competed in '12 hours of Sebring' event whilst being driven by American F1 World Champion Phil Hill.
The racing car was sold by a specialist supercar dealer in Derbyshire, Tom Hartley Jr.
Another Testarossa was sold in America in 2011 for around £10 million, but the car was not in the same condition as the model sold most recently.
Marcel Massini, Ferrari historian, told dailymail.co.uk that the car is such a valuable model because it has not been tainted. No one has attempted to restore it. It is an original with a rich history in motor racing.
He said: "I believe the Ferrari market will continue to go up as more and more wealthy people need to reinvest their cash but there are not many more top quality cars available."